Brit Award statue is being compared to a penis and it's impossible not to see
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The 2023 Brit Award statue has left some people in stitches for appearing rather well endowed.
Considering no women have been nominated for the Artist of the Year award despite the best male and best female categories having been merged, the BRIT Award statue is quite an accurate reflection of the ceremony.
Some dirty-minded viewers have been left in stitches over the design of the 2023 Brit Award statue and have flocked to social media to point out one of its features for appearing unmistakably quite like the seriously massive banana which is breaking the internet.
During presenter Roman Kemp's catch-up with this year's award's set designer, Slawn, viewers couldn't help but lock eyes on a rather protruding feature coming out of the statue.
One said: "OMG that is a Brit award... even the creator is looking at its D**K."
"This years BRIT p***k award 2023," another wrote.
A third commented: "Why does it look like the brit award has a d**k on it… like the helmet placement…"
Damian Christian - Chair of the 2023 BRIT Awards and Managing Director and President of Promotions at Atlantic Records (part of Warner Music UK) - said, as per FAD Magazine: "Slawn’s work is incredible and powerful, and we’ve been blown away by what he has created - his design is bold, exciting and in the moment, and represents what we’re trying to achieve with this year’s ceremony.
"We were very honoured that he accepted our invitation to put his own spin on the iconic statue and continue the BRITs’ rich heritage of design innovation.
"I’m delighted to have him on board and to have his work play such a prominent part of The BRITs 2023."
Slawn said he was 'overjoyed and honoured' to have been chosen to design the 2023 Brit Award's statue.
The artist continued: "It is an incredible privilege to have the opportunity to take part in this celebration of fellow creatives since The Brits are an iconic, self-named celebration of British creativity, and a genuine testament to the richness of talent-making and producing music both in this nation and throughout the world. The Brit Awards are a classic celebration of global talent and a powerful forum to genuinely reflect on the shifting nature of culture and the contribution of people to that culture.
"I wanted to design an award that had a sense of refinement and playfulness at the same time. I am conscious of the narrow line I tread between conventional art and the entertainment industry. I wanted to convey feelings of gratitude and celebration since I know that opportunities such as this don’t come along very frequently for individuals like myself.
"The concept behind the sculpture is, 'Hats off to you'. My decision to remove the helmet from the award is my way of thanking The Brits for providing me with this opportunity. I hope that seeing this award inspires not only the British populace, but individuals across the world, including myself, that these feats are achievable."
Alas, Slawn may not have quite realised just how 'playful' his design would appear to certain wandering eyes and dirty minds.